The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department.
Nov. 2, 2:45 a.m.: Police patrolling on Main Street saw someone inside the West End Laundry Mat after closing. When the officer went into the laundry mat he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The man gave police conflicting stories about why he was there. Police found more marijuana on the man and materials used in the selling and distribution of drugs. The 33-year-old Waltham man was arrested for trespassing and possession to distribute a Class D drug.
Nov. 5, 5:10 p.m.: Security at Target stopped a woman who they saw taking boots off the shelf and put them on her feet, then took a sweater and put it on, and then attempted to leave the store without paying. The items were worth $77.98. The 57-year-old Cambridge woman was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.
Nov. 6 , 2:40 a.m.: Police spotted a vehicle driving in reverse, the wrong direction on Mt. Auburn Street and then cross the double yellow line. Police stopped the vehicle and when the officer approached, a woman in the passenger seat began arguing with the officer. Police noticed the driver had signs of intoxication, and asked him to exit the car and perform field sobriety tests. Police discovered he did not have a license. While they were doing that, the woman continued to argue. Meanwhile, the man failed the tests. The officer asked the woman to calk down and exit the vehicle. She was belligerent and tied to stop the officer from taking the keys from the vehicle. When the woman was escorted from the vehicle, she continued to cause a disturbance and woke people up in the area. When she was asked to calm down, she continued to cause a scene, and the 31-year-old Arlington woman was arrested for disorderly conduct. The driver, a 31-year-old man from Haines City, Fla., was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation and driving without a license.
Nov. 6, 3:05 a.m.: An officer driving on Chapman Street near Madison Avenue came across a vehicle stopped on the front lawn of a home with the driver asleep behind the wheel. The vehicle was running and was in drive, but the driver had his foot on the break. Police woke the man and shut off the motor. The officer smelled alcohol on the man’s breath and field sobriety tests were performed. The 22-year-old Randolph man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.
Oct. 31, 10:45 p.m.: A woman returning to her seat at the Halfway Cafe after going to the restroom passed a couple at the bar, and the woman at the bar said “What era you looking at?” and slapped the woman in the face. The slap was not hard, but the woman said she was stunned. The couple at the bar were asked to leave and they left without paying.
Nov. 1, 7:10 p.m.: A vehicle parked overnight on Rose Avenue was entered and rummaged through. The owner said no one had a key and the vehicle was locked.
Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m.: An iPad was taken from the Urell Co. on Coolidge Avenue. It had been packaged for shipping, and was handled by several employees. The salesperson noticed the package was empty. Police investigated and found an employee had taken the iPad. A 30-year-old man from Boston was summonsed to Waltham District Court for larceny from a building.
Nov. 5, 9 a.m.: Someone tried to break into Arsenal Wine & Spirits overnight. The glass door was damaged, but no entry was gained. Police looked at security video, which showed a light-skinned man wearing all-black with a black baseball cap damage the door, then walk on Arsenal toward Irving Street. They also found two windows smashed in a vehicle at a nearby business, and $200 in tools missing. Police believe both incidents were related.
Nov. 5, 2 p.m.: A Bacon Street resident heard a loud noise around 8:30 p.m. the previous night and in the morning when she went out she found her fence had been damaged. It appears it was struck by a vehicle, because there was a tire mark and a small amount of paint left by the vehicle.
Nov. 5, 4:20 p.m.: The owner of the yet-to-open La Bodega by Salts restaurant on Nichols Avenue said that between Oct. 24 and Nov. 5, someone damaged the front door. It appeared that the damage was made with a BB or pellet fired from a gun.
Nov. 5, 8:10 p.m.: A man was seen walking through Target, and took two media devices off the shelf, removed the packaging and put one in a pocket and another in a backpack. The man tried to leave without paying but was stopped by security. The 24-year-old Belmont man was summonsed to Waltham District Court for shoplifting.